Taylor, William L.
Introduction and Overview: The Role of Social Science in School Desegregation Efforts
Overview of the role of social science in school desegregation
Journal Name or Institutional Affiliation:
The Journal of Negro Education
Vol. 66, No. 2, pp. 196-202
- Overview of the use of social science evidence in school desegregation.
- Social science knowledge was used in the Brown decision and became an important consideration for remedying segregation, and for making educational policy.
- The social science debate about causes and cures of school segregation (school v. family factors) played out in courts and in policy.
- Reviews the case of St. Louis as an example of the social science debate in desegregation efforts.
- The 1996 Craton Liddell v. Board of Education, St. Louis case will determine the status of the city's desegregation plan and whether the school districts involved achieved unitary status.
Journal Article Review of Literature
Brown vs Board of Education, Desegregation
Method of Analysis:
Unit of Analysis:
- Brown v. Board of Education, 1954
- Coleman Report, 1966
- Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, 1971
- Craton Liddell et. al. v. Board of Education of St. Louis, Missouri, et al.